About

Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy
NEW Center
1100 North Main Street, Suite 205
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

We are open Monday-Thursday from 9am-4:30pm and Friday by appointment only.

Phone: 734.662.1256
Fax: 734.662.2699
E-mail: info@washtenawaca.org

Our History

The Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy (ACA) was one of the first organizations in Michigan to advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

In 1949, a group of parents organized to seek equal education rights for their children with disabilities.  They believed, as we do today, that each person, regardless of their disability, deserves access to authentic power and control over their life. Their dynamic contributions to the field of disability rights advocacy built the strong foundation for the work ACA has done so for over 67 years.

Our Mission
To ensure that people with disabilities and their families have choices, opportunities, and the supports they need to be fully included in community life through advocacy and education.

We envision a community that fully supports equality, dignity, respect and inclusion for all people.

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